Cities and Urbanization

Two decades later and illegal landmines are still stockpiled - why?

Sign placed on a side road warns locals to beware of landmines in Stanley on September 6, 2005. Most of the 150 minefields were laid around Stanley when the Argentine forces landed there on April 2, 1982 to claim the islands taken by the British in 1833. British forces defeated the Argentines 10 weeks later in a brutal war that killed 650 Argentines and 250 British. Some mines were cleared right after the conflict in a joint British-Argentine effort. Today there are 117 minefields left, 87 of them in the Stanley area where two-thirds of the islands' 2,900 people live. Picture taken September 6. To match feature Falklands-Mines. REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian - RP6DRNAVPTAA

Which country is top of the list? Image: REUTERS/Enrique Marcarian

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